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Apple Store gift card scam bypasses phishing for all-out malware exploits

Apple Store gift card scam bypasses phishing for all-out malware exploits

We see a lot of scams and phishing attempts all the time, but a new one that was discovered by security research firm Webroot reveals a malware-infested email campaign that tricks users into thinking that they have received a $200 Apple Store gift card, when in reality, it's an attempt to install malware on Windows computers.

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Chromecast CyanogenMod tweak enables media streaming from any app

Chromecast CyanogenMod tweak enables media streaming from any app

If you've gotten the chance to play around with the Chromecast yet, then you'll know that streaming options are very limited, with only support for Netflix, YouTube, and Google Play. However, while we wait for more streaming services to add support for the Chromecast, CyangoenMod developer Koushik Dutta has a temporary fix, following up with a similar update he posted a couple days ago.

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SIM card hack fixed remotely by carriers

SIM card hack fixed remotely by carriers

Last month, it was discovered that a couple of text messages can easily breach into a phone's SIM card and get access to phone calls and other text messages without the user's permission. However, in a brilliant move by wireless carriers, they were able to patch up the exploit without replacing millions of SIM cards.

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Oculus Rift hack brings Paperboy to the 21st century

Oculus Rift hack brings Paperboy to the 21st century

Paperboy has gone down in the history books as one of the best video games ever, and some may say that if you've never played it, then you're not a true video gamer. Either way, the game is a classic, and a new Oculus Rift hack brings the 1984 title back into the 21st century to make the experience as real as it can get.

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Credit card skimmers now more sophisticated than ever

Credit card skimmers now more sophisticated than ever

Credit and debit card skimmers are nothing new -- they've been around for quite a while, but they're getting better and better, to the point where it takes a few months until someone figures out that a skimmer was implanted on an ATM or gas pump. Today's skimmers are more sophisticated than ever, and the attention to detail that hackers provide is pretty impressive.

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Google Chromecast root discovered, does not run Chrome OS

Google Chromecast root discovered, does not run Chrome OS

We knew this day would eventually come, but we didn't realize it would happen so quickly. Google's new Chromecast has been rooted, and an exploit package has been released that allows the ability to erase the existing partition and install a new system image, which could open up the door to a wide variety of hacks and tweaks.

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Ford 3D-printed shift knob provides haptic feedback for manual newbies

Ford 3D-printed shift knob provides haptic feedback for manual newbies

While manual transmissions are a lot better than automatics, many people still don't know how to drive them. However, whether you're a youngster with a learning permit, or are just starting out on a manual transmission, Ford wants to make the learning process a bit easier, with a new shift knob that tells you when to shift based on haptic feedback.

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Apple Developer portal breach credited to security researcher

Apple Developer portal breach credited to security researcher

If you've been wondering why Apple's Developer portal was down for a few days, blame it on a security breach. Apple announced yesterday that their dev center was hacked into, but no personal information was accessed, thankfully. So who's behind the intrusion? A security researcher is taking the credit.

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SIM card hack possible with a couple of text messages

SIM card hack possible with a couple of text messages

Almost every phone in existence uses a SIM card, especially GSM-based devices. It turns out, that while SIM cards are encrypted, they can easily be breached with just a couple of text messages, and it apparently takes only a couple of minutes. The hack allows someone to listen in on calls and steal mobile data from a phone.

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Oculus Rift hack puts user inside Black Armor Drone with first-person view

Oculus Rift hack puts user inside Black Armor Drone with first-person view

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset was originally developed with only gaming in mind, but since the company has been sending out units to game developers, the headset has been used for all sorts of neat things. Most recently, the Oculus Rift has given users a first-person view of RC drones thanks to a little hack.

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Femtocell Verizon hack allows exposure of phone conversations, text messages

Femtocell Verizon hack allows exposure of phone conversations, text messages

Hacking into mobile phones isn't anything new, but a recently-discovered hacking trick has gone undetected for years, and it has opened doors for hackers to expose phone conversations, text messages, and even web browser activity. Research has revealed that low-cost low-power cell base stations called femtocells have been able to hack into mobile phones for years.

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Dropbox hack allows bypass of two-factor authentication

Dropbox hack allows bypass of two-factor authentication

Many online services are implementing two-factor authentication to bulk up security and prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information. Dropbox is just one of those online services that offers the feature, but it's been recently discovered that the company's two-factor authentication method is still vulnerable to breaching.

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